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Risedronate Sodium

[ Generic Medicines for Osteoporosis Treatment ]

Risedronate sodium is used as the main active ingredient in medicines. It is the sodium salt of risedronic acid, a synthetic pyridinyl bisphosphonate. It acts by binding to hydroxyapatite crystals in bone and inhibits osteoclast-dependent bone resorption.

Class of Drugs – A Calcium Channel Blocker

Molecular Formula – C7H10NNaO7P2

Molecular Weight - 305.09 g/mol

Working: This component Risedronate sodium belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. It is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis. It works by slowing the body’s natural breakdown of bone. It can be used to increase the thickness of the bone.

Uses:  This effective medication is useful to treat Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in women by reducing the incidence of vertebral fractures and a composite endpoint of nonvertebral osteoporosis-related fractures. It is approved for treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis and to treat and prevent glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women who are either initiating or continuing systemic glucocorticoid treatment for chronic diseases. It is also used in the treatment of Paget’s disease of bone in men and women.

Popular Brands and Dosages: The component is used in various brands that are popular to treat the mentioned condition. These are given below:

  • Actonel: 5 mg, 35 mg, and 150 mg
  • Atelvia: 5 mg, 35 mg, and 150 mg